The table below looks at the statistics for the QA Engineer role in IT contracts advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average contractor rates offered in IT contracts that have cited QA Engineer in their job title over the 3 months to 5 February 2016 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Note that daily contractor rates and hourly contractor rates are treated separately. When calculating average contractor rates, daily rates are not derived from quoted hourly rates or vice versa.

Location
3 months to
5 Feb 2016
Same period 2015 Same period 2014
Quality Assurance Engineer
Rank 96 88 79
Rank change year-on-year
-8 -9
Contract jobs requiring a QA Engineer 10 2 1
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 0.54% 0.14% 0.088%
As % of the Job Titles category 0.57% 0.15% 0.092%
Number of daily rates quoted 6 2 0
Average daily rate £325 £290 -
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+12.06% -
UK excluding London average daily rate £350 £350 £270
% change year-on-year
- +29.62%
Number of hourly rates quoted 0 0 0
Average hourly rate - - -
UK excluding London average hourly rate - - £33.75
QA Engineer
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Job Titles category in contract jobs advertised in the Manchester region. Most job vacancies include a discernible job title. As such the figures in the first row provide an indication of the total number of contract jobs in the overall sample.

Job Titles Category
Manchester
Contract IT job ads with a match in the
Job Titles category
1744 1339 1083
As % of all contract IT jobs located in Manchester 94.94% 95.78% 95.42%
Number of daily rates quoted 1001 783 576
Average daily rate £370 £350 £350
Average daily rate % change year-on-year
+5.71% -
90% offered a daily rate of more than £245 £263 £196
10% offered a daily rate of more than £525 £500 £500
UK excluding London average daily rate £375 £375 £350
% change year-on-year
- +7.14%
Number of hourly rates quoted 55 60 51
Average hourly rate £17.00 £14.00 £18.32
Average hourly rate % change year-on-year
+21.42% -23.58%
90% offered a hourly rate of more than £12.50 £10.00 £10.00
10% offered a hourly rate of more than £40.00 £29.00 £37.50
UK excluding London average hourly rate £17.50 £16.50 £16.50
% change year-on-year
+6.06% -

QA Engineer
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of IT contractor jobs citing QA Engineer in the job title across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Job Titles category.

QA Engineer Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for daily rates quoted in IT contract jobs citing QA Engineer across the Manchester region.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Trend in Manchester

QA Engineer
Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a histogram of daily rates quoted in contract IT jobs citing QA Engineer across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 5 February 2016.

QA Engineer Daily Rate Histogram in Manchester

QA Engineer
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title.

1 17 (100.00%) QA
2 11 (64.71%) Java
3 10 (58.82%) Selenium
4 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
5 7 (41.18%) SQL
6 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
6 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
6 5 (29.41%) Telerik
7 4 (23.53%) JIRA
7 4 (23.53%) Kanban
7 4 (23.53%) BDD
7 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
7 4 (23.53%) TDD
7 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Finance
7 4 (23.53%) C#
7 4 (23.53%) HP
7 4 (23.53%) QA Automation
7 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
7 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
8 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
8 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
8 3 (17.65%) C++
8 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
8 3 (17.65%) Retail
8 3 (17.65%) Scrum
8 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
8 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
8 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
8 3 (17.65%) Degree

QA Engineer
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 5 February 2016, IT contractor jobs across the Manchester region that cited QA Engineer in their job title mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of contract IT job ads sampled with QA Engineer in their job title. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 1 (5.88%) Apache
1 1 (5.88%) Tomcat
Database & Business Intelligence
1 2 (11.76%) RDBMS
1 2 (11.76%) Relational Database
2 1 (5.88%) MySQL
2 1 (5.88%) PostgreSQL
Development Applications
1 10 (58.82%) Selenium
2 4 (23.53%) JIRA
2 4 (23.53%) SoapUI
3 3 (17.65%) WebDriver
4 2 (11.76%) Cucumber
4 2 (11.76%) JBehave
5 1 (5.88%) Ant
5 1 (5.88%) Appium
5 1 (5.88%) LoadRunner
5 1 (5.88%) Maven
General
1 4 (23.53%) Finance
2 3 (17.65%) Retail
3 2 (11.76%) Games
4 1 (5.88%) Financial Institution
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 2 (11.76%) .NET
1 2 (11.76%) SOAP
1 2 (11.76%) Web Services
1 2 (11.76%) XML
2 1 (5.88%) J2EE
2 1 (5.88%) REST
Miscellaneous
1 3 (17.65%) Computer Science
2 1 (5.88%) Mobile App
2 1 (5.88%) User Experience
Processes & Methodologies
1 9 (52.94%) Test Scripting
2 5 (29.41%) Agile Software Development
2 5 (29.41%) Performance Testing
3 4 (23.53%) Automation Testing
3 4 (23.53%) BDD
3 4 (23.53%) Defect Management
3 4 (23.53%) Kanban
3 4 (23.53%) QA Automation
3 4 (23.53%) Regression Testing
3 4 (23.53%) TDD
4 3 (17.65%) Automated Testing
4 3 (17.65%) E-Commerce
4 3 (17.65%) Functional Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Manual Testing
4 3 (17.65%) Scrum
4 3 (17.65%) Test Automation
5 2 (11.76%) High Availability
5 2 (11.76%) User Acceptance Testing
5 2 (11.76%) Workflow
6 1 (5.88%) Continuous Integration
Programming Languages
1 11 (64.71%) Java
2 7 (41.18%) SQL
3 4 (23.53%) C#
4 3 (17.65%) C++
4 3 (17.65%) JavaScript
5 2 (11.76%) PL/SQL
6 1 (5.88%) Groovy
6 1 (5.88%) Ruby
6 1 (5.88%) Scala
Qualifications
1 3 (17.65%) Degree
2 2 (11.76%) HND
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 17 (100.00%) QA
Vendors
1 5 (29.41%) Telerik
2 4 (23.53%) HP
Manchester, Lancashire
Mortimer Spinks
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